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11 August 1999 Military News

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  • 11 August 1999 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Aug 1999
  • INDONESIA-TIMOR Voice of America 11 August 1999 -- Election monitors from the Carter Center, headed by former U-S President Jimmy Carter, have accused the Indonesian government of trying to undermine this month's United Nations autonomy referendum in East Timor. The comments come as top U-N and Indonesian officials meet to discuss the referendum and East Timor's future after the vote.
  • LIBERIA/GUINEA ATTACK Voice of America 11 August 1999 -- Liberian President Charles Taylor says unidentified insurgents have invaded the West African nation from neighboring Guinea and have taken control of several areas along the border. Liberia is still recovering from eight years of civil war that began with a similar invasion of rebels led by Mr. Taylor a decade ago.
  • RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 11 August 1999 -- A council of Muslim clerics in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan has proclaimed a renegade Chechen warlord as their commander in what they are calling a holy war against Moscow's rule. Casualties are mounting as Russia steps up its use of air power in a bid to quickly crush the insurgency.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING Voice of America 11 August 1999 -- Another round of fighting has erupted in Afghanistan between the Taleban and opposition forces. Echoes of artillery could be heard throughout the city as the Taleban launched another offensive in recaptured territory north of the capitol.

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